EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Indoor Music Series — April 28th — 6 pm to 8 pm
These days female vocalists are literally a-dime-a-dozen, but every once in a while one comes along that stops you in your tracks by their sheer expressiveness and deep soulfulness. Lynda Morrison is just such a vocalist. A seasoned veteran, she has the vocal power to slam you against the wall and, at the same time, a vulnerability that will melt your heart and move you to tears. Comparisons to Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Eva Cassidy and Janis Joplin are not uncommon, but Lynda Morrison truly has her own voice and with a large and growing following, no matter where it is she is singing, her loyal fans show up to enthusiastically and lovingly support her.
The food vendor will be Butcher & Baker
Mark your calendars for these upcoming performances:
• May 5th — Blue Lightning Dance Band
• May 12th — Blowin’ Smoke
• May 19th — The Rogue Suspects
• May 26th — Robbie Dacosta Band
Wednesday Evening Music Series — Ned-a-Rokee Benefit Event — April 26th — 5:30 pm
Join us in the tasting room for an evening of Karaoke in support of Ned Armstrong. The Butcher & Baker, Jacksonville Inn and Quality catering will be donating their services. RoxyAnn Winery will match donations in support of Ned.
Food by Butcher & Baker, Jacksonville Inn & Quality Catering.
4 New Wines at RoxyAnn
We are now offering 4 new vintages of our award winning wine in the tasting room; 2013 Malbec, 2013 Petite Sirah, 2013 Tempranillo, 2014 Chardonnay.
- 2013 Malbec — This wine exhibits pronounced flavors of Blueberry, blackberry, currant, mocha, earth, cedar, and sweet vanillin oak. This medium-bodied wine is rich, balanced, and soft. Silky tannins and a long persistent finish make it a wonderfully versatile food wine.
- 2013 Petite Sirah — This is a bold and balanced example of Petite Sirah. The wine exhibits all the power and concentration that defines the varietal. It shows flavors of blueberries and ripe plums, backed up with a restrained oak balance. Big, round, balanced tannins give this wine a long and full finish. This is a wine for people who like full-bodied wines.
- 2013 Tempranillo — Dense and concentrated, the 2013 RoxyAnn Tempranillo offers notes of dark raspberry fruit wrapped in leather, earth and spicy oak. The pallet offers blueberry, blackberry, candied rhubarb, all framed in sweet vanillin oak. The structure is rich and supple, with smooth polished tannins that bring balance to the persistent finish.
- 2014 Chardonnay — Polished, lively, and refined, with aromas of pretty white peach, kiwi, and green apple. Rich and powerful, with citrus-laced creamy nectarine flavors, framed in a subtle vanillin oak finish.
Vist the tasting room today for a glass!
Learn About Wine
Whether you’re determined to become the world’s next leading sommelier or just want to drink wine more confidently, these books are at the top of the list for learning about wine.
Featured Artist — April 2017
Betty Barss is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Betty on Sunday, April 2nd from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Harmless Addiction from 3 to 5 pm.
Betty Barss was born in Dallas, Texas. She moved with her family to California in 1957 where she attended public schools and later graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education. She taught fourth and sixth grade including art education for 25 years with the Medford School District. Betty and her husband, Don, have lived in the Rogue Valley since 1974 and have two married children and four grandchildren.
Betty first began painting oils in 1970 and slowly made the transition into transparent watercolors. She found the challenge and spontaneity to more accurately reflect the feelings she wished to convey. She has taken numerous watercolor classes and attended many workshops. She also tutored under the late Bruce Butte of Jacksonville for 20 years. Betty has been a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1991 and is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Artists’ Workshop, Rogue Gallery and Art and Soul Gallery. Betty’s versatility with a wide range of subjects has contributed to the popularity of her work. She has been recognized and awarded for her watercolor paintings. She currently has work showcased in a handful of locations, ranging from galleries to fine restaurants as well as doing personal commissioned work upon request.
Well, Hidey Ho there Roxy People!!
It is the start of the New Year and that means????? Yes, you’ve got it! BOTTLING!!!!
So we are pulling the red wines from 2014 out of barrel and into tanks, along with readying the 2016 Whites (except Chardonnay). Then it’s time to wave the Magic Wand and do that voodoo that we do, on blending, finning, and overall tweaking the wines for bottling at the end of February and the first week of March. Along with the blending etc. is cold stabilizing, so we have the refrigeration running on the tanks, and it’s like the Arctic Winter has come to the Cellar right now. Poor Fred and Ian look like Eskimos right now with heavy jackets, stocking caps, and gloves on!! I (being MUCH better insulated then them) with a Winemakers Dignity to defend, get by with less bulky clothing. Ha! OK, on with the time line….next (after the tweaking and stabilizing) we will filter the wines so that they are pristine, clean, and Oh So Very Pretty for bottling. We bring in a bottling truck for our bottlings each year, so you might see it in the parking area at the end of February. Please try to NOT run into it as it sticks out into the parking area, it makes them very angry when that happens! We will run numerous varietals per day and average about 2000 cases of wine into the bottles each day. With Harvest we get tired from all the fruit coming in and the volume of work to be done. With Bottling, while there is a lot to be done, we are always waiting for what will go wrong next. The tension can get pretty high sometimes if it’s a “bad” year. Usually it will just be little annoying things that upset the schedule but sometimes all heck can break loose! That is when a good bottling professional is a handy man to have around. They have basically seen everything that can go wrong, and usually fixed it! One year we had the vacuum on the corker go bad, and he fixed it with our Shop Vac! They are kind of like the MacGyver’s of our industry.
Out in the Vineyard the vines are still sleeping quietly waiting for the Spring when they will wake up to find we have cut off all their fine shoots from last season. So we are pruning last season’s growth in preparation of another growing season. Then we will tirelessly work to create another vintage of fine wines to make you all happy.
OK, that’s all from the Winemakers Bunker for now. I’ll write another something when something new or exciting comes along.
The Rogue Powerpack Program
Brought to you by the Junior League of Jackson County, the Rogue Powerpack Program provides backpacks filled with nutritious, child-friendly food to selected elementary school children who are receiving free breakfast or lunch at school during the week, but are lacking adequate food at home over the weekend. Backpacks are filled every Friday to ensure they do not go hungry while away from school. Each backpack includes six meals and two snacks with additional meals added on Holiday weekends. Backpacks are returned and reused weekly.
Just $10 provides a hungry child a backpack filled with breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for each day of the weekend. $250 will sponsor a child for a full year of the Rogue Powerpack Program.
Visit the tasting room or click here to donate online
Want to become a sponsor of The Rogue Powerpack Program? Click here for a Sponsorship Form and become involved today!
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Claret Awarded GOLD Medal from Sunset Magazine
RoxyAnn Winery 2012 Claret was an award winner at Sunset Magazine’s 5th Annual International Wine Competition!
This year, Sunset had over 3,000 entries from the United States and around the world. The judging, held at their new Cornerstone campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.
RoxyAnn Joins the Bear Creek Trail of Wineries!
One of the most popular wine tasting rooms in East Medford, RoxyAnn Winery is a hotspot for events throughout the entire year as well as a relaxing place to sip some of Southern Oregon’s best wines while enjoying the view of the vineyards along the slopes of RoxyAnn Peak.
Visitors to the Bear Creek Wine Trail will now get to stamp their passports at the historic Hillcrest barn at RoxyAnn Winery.
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Winners
From the San Francisco Chronicle, “Congratulations on your awards at the 2016 competition. We are pleased to provide you with a list of your awards winners.”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.